Chipper Jones Set On Retiring At Season's End

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 10: National League All-Star Chipper Jones #10 of the Atlanta Braves watches from the dugout in the seventh inning during the 83rd MLB All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium on July 10, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones has been adamant about his plan to retire at season's end and he reasserted his decision Sunday, telling David O'Brien The Atlanta Journal-Constitution he is set on retiring at the conclusion of the season and is not having any second thoughts about it.

"I thought I was fully capable of doing what I'm doing," he said. "In fact, I told my agent [B.B. Abbott] in spring training. He told me, ‘You can't back-track on this [retirement decision]. If you've got 20 homers and you're hitting .300 and you've got 80 or 90 RBIs, you can't second-guess yourself.' And I said, well, I'm going to have those numbers, and I'm ready to leave. I'm ready to move on."

Jones is having his best year since 2008 and had another multi-hit game Sunday, which improved his triple slash to .320/.396/.516 on the year. Despite the success, 18 seasons is just enough for the 40-year-old Jones as he is ready to call it quits.

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